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star this property date less than 2024-04-16more like thismore than 2024-04-16
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Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Departmental Expenditure Limits more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, by how much (a) Resource Departmental Expenditure Limits and (b) Capital Departmental Expenditure Limits will be reduced following the cancellation of the northern leg of HS2 in each affected Department; and if he will publish in which Departments these savings will be made. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
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Mr Ben Wallace more like this
star this property uin 21946 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-04-19more like thismore than 2024-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The government has committed to re-invest every penny that is saved from the cancelled phases of HS2 into alternative transport projects through Network North.</p><p>This means that every penny of the £19.8 billion committed to the Northern leg of HS2 will be reinvested in the North; every penny of the £9.6 billion committed to the Midlands leg will be reinvested in the Midlands; and the full £6.5 billion saved through our rescoped approach at Euston will be spread across every other region in the country.</p><p>Departmental Expenditure Limits in 2024-25 are published at the relevant Estimates in the usual way. Departmental budgets beyond 2024-25 will be set as part of the next Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Laura Trott more like this
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less than 2024-04-19T10:17:56.273Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-19T10:17:56.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Laura Trott more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
1701261
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2024-04-16more like thismore than 2024-04-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Reserve Forces more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former members of the regular Army have regular reserve call out liability as of 1 April 2024. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
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Mr Ben Wallace more like this
star this property uin 21947 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-04-19more like thismore than 2024-04-19
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 January 2024 there were 22,676 Army Regular Reservists with recall liability under Section 22 of the Reserve Forces Act (RFA) 96.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, there are approximately 55,000 ex-Regular personnel as of March 2024 subject to recall under Section 68 of the RFA 96.</p><p> </p><p>Notes/caveats:</p><p> </p><ol><li>The number of Army Regular Reservists with a recall liability can only be provided as at 1 January 2024 in line with Published National Statistics.</li><li>The Army Regular Reserve comprises ex-Regular Army personnel who retain a workforce obligation to be called up for service in times of need.</li><li>This figure includes the serving component which comprises ex-Regular personnel who have applied to return to Army service on a fixed term Reserve commitment.</li><li>The second figure comprises of personnel who have completed their military service and retain a liability to be recalled for service in the event of national danger, great emergency or an actual or suspected attack on the UK.</li><li>This figure is a single Service estimate based on management information which is not gathered for statistical purposes or subject to the same level of scrutiny as official statistics produced by Defence Statistics. The data as of March 2024 is the latest available.</li><li>The c55,000 includes ex-Regular Officers who retain a recall liability in perpetuity.</li></ol><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 21948 more like this
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less than 2024-04-19T10:25:36.04Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-19T10:25:36.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
1701262
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2024-04-16more like thismore than 2024-04-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Reserve Forces more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former members of the regular Army have regular reserve recall liability in the event of a national emergency as of 1 April 2024. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
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Mr Ben Wallace more like this
star this property uin 21948 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2024-04-19more like thismore than 2024-04-19
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 January 2024 there were 22,676 Army Regular Reservists with recall liability under Section 22 of the Reserve Forces Act (RFA) 96.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, there are approximately 55,000 ex-Regular personnel as of March 2024 subject to recall under Section 68 of the RFA 96.</p><p> </p><p>Notes/caveats:</p><p> </p><ol><li>The number of Army Regular Reservists with a recall liability can only be provided as at 1 January 2024 in line with Published National Statistics.</li><li>The Army Regular Reserve comprises ex-Regular Army personnel who retain a workforce obligation to be called up for service in times of need.</li><li>This figure includes the serving component which comprises ex-Regular personnel who have applied to return to Army service on a fixed term Reserve commitment.</li><li>The second figure comprises of personnel who have completed their military service and retain a liability to be recalled for service in the event of national danger, great emergency or an actual or suspected attack on the UK.</li><li>This figure is a single Service estimate based on management information which is not gathered for statistical purposes or subject to the same level of scrutiny as official statistics produced by Defence Statistics. The data as of March 2024 is the latest available.</li><li>The c55,000 includes ex-Regular Officers who retain a recall liability in perpetuity.</li></ol><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 21947 more like this
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less than 2024-04-19T10:25:36.1Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-19T10:25:36.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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1701267
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2024-04-16more like thismore than 2024-04-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Marine Environment: Investment more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support private investment in ocean recovery. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-04-19more like thismore than 2024-04-19
star this property answer text <p>Ocean conservation and the protection of marine biodiversity is a global challenge and one that is critically underfunded. Through the UK’s £500m UK aid Blue Planet Fund and in line with the 10 Point Plan for Financing Biodiversity and the International Development White Paper, we are supporting innovative projects that aim to attract and scale up private investment in ocean recovery. These initiatives include restoration and protection of blue carbon habitats and increasing coastal community resilience, funded through programmes led by the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (£13.9m), the World Bank’s sustainable blue economies programme- PROBLUE (£37.5m), and the Global Fund for Coral Reefs (£33m), amongst others. In June 2023, Lord Benyon hosted a joint UK-GFCR Investors Roundtable event, which showcased the GFCR as a viable investment opportunity and supported investor mobilisation for the GFCR Investment fund. At 28th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP28), the GFCR Coalition announced the mobilisation of more than $200 million USD as an initial direct investment toward the newly established 2030 Coral Reef Breakthrough targets, these include mobilising $12bn for corals and protecting 125,000 km2 of corals (50% of ~250,000km2 global total) by 2030.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in Mobilising Green Investment: 2023 Green Finance Strategy, we are also taking action to meet our target to raise £1bn in private finance into nature’s recovery in England every year by 2030, both on land and at sea.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2024-04-19T13:43:58.063Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-19T13:43:58.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1701268
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star this property date less than 2024-04-16more like thismore than 2024-04-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Marine Environment more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) preserve and (b) expand blue carbon habitats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 21936 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-04-19more like thismore than 2024-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the important role that blue carbon habitats such as saltmarsh and seagrass can play in climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience. These richly biodiverse habitats also provide a crucial buffer from coastal flooding, benefit fish stocks and improve local water quality.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is a global leader in ocean protection and we have taken a number of steps to support blue carbon habitats. In England, we have established a comprehensive network of 181 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), which cover the majority of our saltmarsh and seagrass habitats. MPAs are intended to protect designated features listed within the MPA target. While blue carbon habitats may not always be an explicitly designated feature, MPA protection may still yield benefits. Our focus is now on ensuring that these MPAs are effectively protected to allow the designated features to achieve favourable condition. The first three Highly Protected Marine Area (HPMAs) designations in English waters came into force in summer 2023. Two of the three designated sites, Allonby Bay and North East of Farnes Deep, contain blue carbon habitats. Defra is exploring identifying additional candidate HPMA sites.</p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency’s Restoring Meadow, Marsh and Reef (ReMeMaRe) initiative is working to restore seagrass meadows, saltmarsh and native oyster reefs. Working in partnership with environmental non-government organisations, industry, community groups, and academia, the initiative aims to identify innovative funding opportunities, streamline regulatory processes, build capacity and share knowledge with partners to facilitate a larger programme of restoration.</p><p> </p><p>Defra has set up the UK Blue Carbon Evidence Partnership in partnership with the Devolved Administrations to address evidence gaps that currently prevent the inclusion of blue carbon habitats in the UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory (GHGI). Inclusion of these habitats in the GHGI will allow blue carbon to be marketed and traded as a carbon offset, leveraging private investment into these vital natural carbon stores.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2024-04-19T12:45:39.507Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-19T12:45:39.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1701269
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star this property date less than 2024-04-16more like thismore than 2024-04-16
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Department for Energy Security and Net Zero more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Energy Security and Net Zero more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy Security and Net Zero more like this
star this property hansard heading Business Premises: Carbon Emissions more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the 2023 UK greenhouse gas emissions, provisional figures, published on 28 March 2024, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the increase in emissions from commercial buildings since 1990; and what steps her Department is taking to help reduce such emissions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 21937 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-04-19more like thismore than 2024-04-19
star this property answer text <p>Between 1990 and 2023, provisional statistics show total greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings and product use sectors have fallen by an estimated 28%. However, in the same time period, emissions from commercial buildings have risen by 3% largely due to the use of natural gas for heating. To address this issue, the UK Government is working with industry to understand how to decarbonise commercial buildings in an affordable and appropriate manner, including through supporting energy efficiency improvements, developing the market for heat pumps, and developing heat network capacity. This approach is detailed in the Heat and Buildings Strategy, which can be accessed <a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.publishing.service.gov.uk%2Fmedia%2F61d450eb8fa8f54c14eb14e4%2F6.7408_BEIS_Clean_Heat_Heat___Buildings_Strategy_Stage_2_v5_WEB.pdf&amp;data=05%7C02%7CParliamentary.PQ%40energysecurity.gov.uk%7C7a7f1a2d7ad3479801ae08dc603b95f1%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C638491056248036734%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=5oapttsYvNwBBFwFUGiydCG9LY6qLTQHVo%2BvIT2Bsh8%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">here.</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Derby North more like this
star this property answering member printed Amanda Solloway more like this
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less than 2024-04-19T12:54:26.583Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-19T12:54:26.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amanda Solloway more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
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star this property date less than 2024-04-16more like thismore than 2024-04-16
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Fund and Rapid Charging Fund more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to extend funding for the (a) rapid charging fund and (b) Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Fund beyond April 2025. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-04-19more like thismore than 2024-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund is providing £381 million funding to support local authorities in England to work with industry and transform the availability of electric vehicle (EV) charging for drivers without off-street parking.</p><p> </p><p>On the 6 December, a £70m pilot for the Rapid Charging Fund opened for applications, focused on motorway service areas in England. Alongside the pilot, a consultation on the main fund was also launched. Evidence gathered from the consultation will be used alongside the learning from the RCF pilot in the development of the RCF main fund. The RCF main fund will open in due course.</p><p> </p><p>Government will continue to assess whether further support is required to ensure the continued rollout of EV infrastructure.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2024-04-19T13:49:25.843Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-19T13:49:25.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
1701275
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star this property date less than 2024-04-16more like thismore than 2024-04-16
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Grants more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether annual funding for the plug-in grant for cars has been reallocated to other funding pots since its expiry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2024-04-19more like thismore than 2024-04-19
star this property answer text <p>This grant closed in 2022, there has been no allocated funding since that point.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2024-04-19T13:52:11.023Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-19T13:52:11.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4061
star this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
1701277
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star this property date less than 2024-04-16more like thismore than 2024-04-16
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UNRWA: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, pursuant to the answer of 15 April 2024 to Question 20677 on UNRWA: Finance, what evidence his Department has received from Israel confirming allegations made against UNRWA; and whether he has shared that evidence with (a) UNRWA and (b) governments that have reinstated funding to UNRWA. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 22050 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2024-04-19more like thismore than 2024-04-19
star this property answer text <p>We are appalled by allegations that UNRWA staff were involved in the 7 October attack against Israel, a heinous act of terrorism that the UK Government has repeatedly condemned.</p><p>We are aware that the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services and Catherine Colonna have now provided their interim reports to the UN Secretary-General</p><p>We want UNRWA to give detailed undertakings about changes in personnel, policy and precedents to ensure this can never happen again.</p><p>We are working with allies to try to bring this situation to a rapid conclusion - not least because UNRWA have a vital role to play in providing aid and services in Gaza. We continue to urge Israel and all parties with relevant information to cooperate fully with the independent investigations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sutton Coldfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
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22051 more like this
22052 more like this
22053 more like this
22054 more like this
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less than 2024-04-19T13:25:48.093Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-19T13:25:48.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
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star this property date less than 2024-04-16more like thismore than 2024-04-16
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UNRWA more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2024 to Question 20677 on UNRWA: Finance and with reference to the measures and conditions set out in correspondence published by the EU Commissioner on 6 March 2024, whether (a) he and (b) the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs has had discussions with UNRWA to (i) seek similar assurances and (ii) ascertain the detailed undertakings relating to changes in personnel, policy and precedents. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2024-04-19more like thismore than 2024-04-19
star this property answer text <p>We are appalled by allegations that UNRWA staff were involved in the 7 October attack against Israel, a heinous act of terrorism that the UK Government has repeatedly condemned.</p><p>We are aware that the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services and Catherine Colonna have now provided their interim reports to the UN Secretary-General</p><p>We want UNRWA to give detailed undertakings about changes in personnel, policy and precedents to ensure this can never happen again.</p><p>We are working with allies to try to bring this situation to a rapid conclusion - not least because UNRWA have a vital role to play in providing aid and services in Gaza. We continue to urge Israel and all parties with relevant information to cooperate fully with the independent investigations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sutton Coldfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
22050 more like this
22052 more like this
22053 more like this
22054 more like this
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less than 2024-04-19T13:25:48.14Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-19T13:25:48.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this